Monthly Archives: March 2012
Why listening to your parents is the worst thing to do if you want an apprenticeship! I recently received an application and a CV from young man who wanted to become a carpenter’s apprentice. I really liked the way his … Continue reading
#170dayHouse day90 Louvres being fitted , or are they? We’ve got the installers, just no louvres! Building trade SNAFU. Deck timber delivery
This is what construction work looked like in my fathers time. Blokes with hats and very high pants!
An exploration of how design connects us to people, places and ideas. Great design has to be experienced. It is not unusual for someone to be unable to explain why a particular building appeals to them, other than to say … Continue reading
#170dayHouse day90 electrical cut out also known as WTF has the plasterer done with my wire? http://t.co/o4GEIiED
#170dayhouse day89 Just tumbleweeds here today. Alas no project is perfect! Fireplace stone has been pressure cleaned http://t.co/mVa8nclw
Dad, my car won’t start! With four children in their first few years of driving I get to hear this about every three months. Flat batteries caused by age or stupidity, are mostly the problem. My response is nearly automatic, … Continue reading
#170dayHouse day88 a quiet day today, supply holdup on external cladding. Waterproofer started in bathrooms
I just love a man wearing a beret without any sense of irony. This is Lawrence-Nield who has just been awarded Australian Architect of the year.
#170dayHouse day87 render continues. Ext walls must be flashed after render is complete. Rubbish removers on site http://t.co/BjbEpgHh